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I've built 2 small buildings in the past using the stick built method, ie. framing with 2x4's. Both sheds, one 6'x8' and one 8'x8'. I'm looking to build a 1000sf. +/- house in the future along with a few smaller outbuildings. Any opinions on whether it would be better/easier/faster/cheaper etc. etc. to build with post & beam or should I stay with stick built? Appreciate any and all input! Thanks! Bob
 

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Thanks to you all for the input. I'm planning to build on top of a foundation of some sort, probably doesn't make it "true" post & beam construction I guess. The straw bale idea is one I'm considering. Depends on the availability and quality of material available when the time comes. This project is a couple years off at this point. Got to get some plans down on paper, right now it's all in my head. I'll check out the suggested books too, I'm sure that'll help with my decisions. Thanks again! Bob - P.S. Any comments on foundation types will be appreciated too! I'll be building in an area with down to -45 degree winters.
 
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